AceShowbiz - Sony Pictures' adaptation of "Robotech" is slowly but surely shaping up. After nabbing Andy Muschietti, the filmmaker behind the newly-released, record-breaking horror film "It", to helm the upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular '80s anime TV series, the studio has now found a screenwriter.
Deadline has reported that Jason Fuchs, who co-wrote the story for Warner Bros' "Wonder Woman" with Zack Snyder and Allan Heinsberg, has been tapped to pen the screenplay for the big-screen take on the Japanese TV show. Fuchs "will be working with Muschetti to create the new 'Robotech' from scratch," according to the news outlet.
The project will be produced by Barbara Muschietti, Andy's sister and creative partner, along with "300" producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari. David Hopwood will be overseeing for Canton while Shannon Gaulding is doing the same for Hollywood Gang. The project was brought in by Frank and Jehan Agrama, who produced the original TV series.
No cast and release date have been announced just yet, but the studio is hoping to premiere "Robotech" sometime in 2019. Based on the sprawling sci-fi epic, the film takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle.
Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off three successive waves of alien invasions. The first invasion concerns a battle with a race of giant warriors who seek to retrieve their flagship's energy source known as "protoculture," and the planet's survival ends up in the hands of two young pilots.
Fuchs started his Hollywood career as an actor at the age of 7. He was just 10 years old when he made his feature film debut as Marvin in 1996 film "Flipper", in which he starred alongside another up-and-coming child star Elijah Wood. Fuchs made his writing debut with "Ice Age: Continental Drift" in 2012, before making The Black List the following year with his script for "Pan" which was produced in 2015 with director by Joe Wright at the helm.